Black Tea Hot Toddy with Rum

Black Tea Hot Toddy with Rum

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Hot Toddies are one of my favorite cocktails to enjoy through fall and winter. The cinnamon, cloves, and bitters really bring out the flavors in the rum and make this a soothing, aromatic drink that’s perfect for sipping on those chilly days. It’s also an amazing remedy for colds and sore throats making those sick days a lot more enjoyable! Whether you’re actually sick or just faking (I’ll never tell!), you’ll love the spin on this classic!


(makes 1 drink)


1 cup of water

1 cinnamon stick

5-6 whole cloves

2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters

2 black tea bags (use chai spice tea for a really bold flavor)

1 Tbs honey

2oz Sailor Jerry Rum

1 lemon wedge

Combine water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and bitters in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow mixture to steep for 3-5 minutes.

Remove tea bags and stir in honey until dissolved. Strain into a mug, add cinnamon stick, and discard cloves. Add the rum, squeeze lemon juice in, and serve!

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Enjoy responsibly!

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